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About Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes, on his real name, David Goldstein is a British singer, songwriter, author of plays, novels and recording producer.
He was born on February 24th, 1947 in Northwich, Cheshire, England.
He was part of the choral group named Anuna between 2008 and 2012. The artist embarked on several tours with the group, reaching Netherlands and Norway.
Holmes recorded "Jennifer Tomkins" in 1969 along side Ron Dante for the release on their second album "The Cuff Links". This was a recording during which Ron Dante was not allowed to get involved with, being forced by the studio that produced The Archies, to drop out.
Holmes was seen as a romantic in 1974 when he broke through his first album Widescreen. This album was discovered by Barbra Streisand which wanted to record various songs.
Holmes wrote songs for her album titled Lazy Afternoon in 1975.
As an author, Rupert Holmes debuted in 1985 with The Mystery of Edwin Drood, musical later known simply as Drood.
Joseph Papp and his wife were the ones who encouraged Holmes to write a musical after seeing the artist's cabarets in 1983.
Holmes also wrote a musical base on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. This was a big success big on Broadway. This show got Rupert Holmes a Tony Award.
Holmes also wrote Say Goodnight, Gracie which was awarded as the Best Play for 2003. It was the longest running play, which starred Frank Gorshin.
The British artist joined the creative team of Curtains, after Peter Stone and Fred Ebb passed away.
Holmes rewrote Stone's original book and contributed additional lyrics to the Kander and Ebb songs. The novelist also wrote the book for the musical theater version of the film The First Wives Club which was put on stage in San Diego, California at the Old Globe Theater.
His next book was inspired by the 1964 film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra. Also, Holmes wrote the book and lyrics for the musical The Nutty Professor, which is based on the 1963 film with the same name.
Rupert Holmes created in 1996 a TV series called Remember WENN, and, also he wrote all 56 episodes and the theme song.
His first novel was published in 2003, titled Where the Truth Lies, followed by Swing in 2005. In the year 2010 he released a combining novel with a music CD, The McMasters Guide to Homicide: Murder Your Employer.
Rupert Holmes has been musically active since 1970 and served as an inspiration for decades and for many generations.
|Birth Name:||David Goldstein|
|Born:||February 24, 1947, in Northwich, Cheshire, England|
|Genres:||Show Tunes, Soft Rock|
|Occupations:||Musician, Singer, Playwright, Songwriter, Author|
|Labels:||Infinity Records, Epic Records, Elektra Records, MCA Records|
|Parents:||- Gwendolen Mary (nee Pynn)|
- Leonard Eliot Goldstein
|Discography:||See the full discography here. (wikipedia.org)|